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[audio]sophisticated covert sexual/psychological predator panic attack may 1 2012
having multiple severe panic attacks post traumatic stress brain damaged stress/strain on my heart
Keywords: panic attack; sexual assault/battery; sophisticated sexual predator; covert psychological abuse; post traumatic stress
Downloads: 10
[audio]Audio diary entry - victim of sophisticated rapist - 4/22/2012 part 2
audio recorded diary entry from victim of covert sexual/psychological abuse
Keywords: sophisticated rapist; rape by fraud; rape by deception; gaslighting; post traumatic stress; psychological abuse
Downloads: 16
[audio]audio diary entry - victim of sophisticated rapist 4/22/2012 part 1
audio recorded diary entry from victim of covert sexual/psychological abuse
Keywords: rape by fraud; rape by deception; sophisticated rapist; post traumatic stress; gaslighting; psychological abuse
Downloads: 15
[movies]Victims' Malignant Optimism and Rescue Fantasies - Sam Vaknin
"If only he tried hard enough", "If he only really wanted to heal", "If only we found the right therapy", "If only his defences were down", "There MUST be something good and worthy under the hideous facade", "NO ONE can be that evil and destructive", "He must have meant it differently" "God, or a higher being, or the spirit, or the soul is the solution and the answer to our prayers". The narcissist holds such thinking in barely undisguised contempt...
Keywords: narcissist; abuse; stalking; stalker; battering; malignant optimism; pollyanna; victims; survivors; rescue fantasies; abuser; domestic violence; family violence; verbal abuse; sexual abuse; incest; psychological abuse; denial; hope; love; attachment; codependence; codependent; bonding; dependent personality disorder; abandonment
Downloads: 88
[movies]Narcissistic Abuser Cons System - Sam Vaknin
Mental Health Pros are amenable to the considerable charm, persuasiveness, and manipulativeness of the abuser and to his impressive thespian skills. The abuser offers a plausible rendition of the events and interprets them to his favor. The therapist rarely has a chance to witness an abusive exchange first hand and at close quarters. In contrast, the abused are often on the verge of a nervous breakdown: harassed, unkempt, irritable, impatient, abrasive, and hysterical...
Keywords: narcissist; system; courts; guardians; ad-litem; evaluators; counselors; police; therapists; marital; therapy; children; custody; victim; abuser; batterer; offender; divorce; domestic violence; family violence; battering; psychological abuse; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; physical abuse; sexual abuse
Downloads: 61
[movies]Indifferent Narcissist - Sam Vaknin
Early on in life, the narcissist learns to disguise his socially-unacceptable indifference as benevolence, equanimity, cool-headedness, composure, or superiority. "It is not that I don't care about others" -- he shrugs off his critics -- "I am simply more level-headed, more resilient, more composed under pressure... They mistake my equanimity for apathy." The narcissist tries to convince people that he is compassionate...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 31
[movies]Narcissist: Life as a Film - Sam Vaknin
The way the narcissist experiences his life is akin to watching a movie, the illusion is not complete, neither is it precise. This detachment continues for as long as the narcissist's ego-dystonic behaviour persists, for as long as the crisis goes on, for as long as the narcissist cannot face who he is, what he is doing and the consequences of his actions. Since this is the case most of the time, the narcissist gets used to seeing himself in the role of the protagonist (usually the hero) of a mo...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 39
[movies]When the Narcissist's Parents Die - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist needs his parents alive mostly in order to get back at them, to accuse and punish them for what they have done to him. This attempt at reciprocity ("settling the scores") represents to him justice and order, it introduces sense and logic into an otherwise totally chaotic mental landscape. It is a triumph of right over wrong, weak over strong, law and order over chaos and capriciousness...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 34
[movies]Adolescent Narcissist: "Donovan" - Sam Vaknin
Donovan, 16 years old, is incapable of loving and, therefore, has never loved you, his mother (or, for that matter, anyone else, himself included) in his entire life. His natural capacity to love and to return love was all but eliminated by his horrid childhood. We practice loving first and foremost through our parents. If they fail us, if they turn out to be unpredictable, capricious, violent, unjust -- this capacity is stunted forever...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 40
[movies]Narcissist Never Sorry - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist always feels "bad". He experiences all manner of depressive episodes and lesser dysphoric moods. He goes through a full panoply of mood disorders and anxiety disorders. He experiences panic from time to time. It is not pleasant to be a narcissist. But he has a diminished capacity to empathise so he rarely feels sorry for what he does. He almost never puts himself in the shoes of his "victims"...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 112
[movies]Narcissist: Confabulations, Lies - Sam Vaknin
The coherence of the narcissist's dysfunctional and precariously-balanced personality depends on the plausibility of his stories and on their acceptance by his Sources of Narcissistic Supply. The narcissist invests an inordinate time in substantiating his tales, collecting "evidence", defending his version of events, and in re-interpreting reality to fit his scenario. As a result, most narcissists are self-delusional, obstinate, opinionated, and argumentative...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 102
[texts]Victories Over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls: A Practitioner's Manual (English Edition) - Afkhami, Mahnaz; Vaziri, Haleh
Victories over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls is a practitioners' manual, comprised of 10 sessions which unfold in a progression—moving from violence at home or in the private sphere, to the community or public space, to the transnational and international arenas. Case studies in each session are drawn from actual events and feature stories set in societies as diverse as Haiti, Malaysia, Nepal and the United States...
Keywords: United Nations. Security Council. Resolution 1325; Violence against women; Domestic violence; Domestic employees; Psychological abuse; Rape; Rape in marriage; Female genital mutilation; Forced marriage; Child marriage; Arranged marriage; Honor killing; Sexual harassment in the workplace; Sexual harassment in public places; LGBTQ rights; Prostitution; Human trafficking; Women and war; Women and peace; Women (International law); Human rights advocacy; Patriarchy; Grassroots training
[movies]School Shooting Psychology - Sam Vaknin
Adolescents who are consistently mocked and bullied by peers, role models, and socialization agents (such as teachers, coaches, and parents) are prone to find succor in grandiose fantasies of omnipotence and omniscience. To sustain these personal myths, they may resort to violence and counter-bullying. The same applies to youths who feel deprived, underestimated, discriminated against, or at a dead end...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 63
[movies]Old-age Narcissist - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist ages without mercy and without grace. His withered body and his overwrought mind betray him all at once. He stares with incredulity and rage at cruel mirrors. He refuses to accept his growing fallibility. He rebels against his decrepitude and mediocrity. Accustomed to being awe-inspiring and the recipient of adulation - the narcissist cannot countenance his social isolation and the pathetic figure that he cuts...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 72
[movies]Narcissist's Accomplices - Sam Vaknin
Narcissists are aided, abetted and facilitated by four types of people and institutions: the adulators, the blissfully ignorant, the self-deceiving and those deceived by the narcissist. (From the book "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" by Sam Vaknin - Click on this link to purchase: http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/thebook.html)
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 59
[movies]Narcissists: Evil? - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist is able to tell right from wrong and to distinguish between good and evil. In the pursuit of his interests and causes, he sometimes chooses to act wickedly. Lacking empathy, the narcissist is rarely remorseful. Because he feels entitled, exploiting others is second nature. The narcissist abuses others absent-mindedly, off-handedly, as a matter of fact. (From the book "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" by Sam Vaknin - Click on this link to purchase: http://www.narcissistic...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 51
[movies]Narcissist: Legally Insane? - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist often has rage attacks and grandiose fantasies. Most narcissists are also mildly obsessive-compulsive. Yet, all narcissists should be held accountable to the vast and overwhelming majority of their actions. At all times, even during the worst explosive episode, the narcissist can tell right from wrong and reign in their impulses. The narcissist's impulse control is unimpaired, though he may pretend otherwise in order to terrorize, manipulate and coerce his human environment into c...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 55
[movies]Narcissist Loves his Disorder and Narcissistic Personality - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist is emotionally attached to only one thing: his disorder. The narcissist loves his disorder, desires it passionately, cultivates it tenderly, is proud of its "achievements" (and in my case, makes a living off it). His emotions are misdirected. Where normal people love others and empathize with them, the narcissist loves his False Self and identifies with it to the exclusion of all else - his True Self included...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 36
[movies]Narcissist of Substance vs. Narcissist of Appearances - Sam Vaknin
Why do some narcissists end up being over-achievers, pillars of the community, and accomplished professionals - while their brethren fade into obscurity, having done little of note with their lives? There seem to be two types of narcissists: those who derive ample narcissistic supply from mere appearances and those whose narcissistic supply consists of doing substantial deeds, of acting as change-agents, of making a difference, and of creating and producing things of value...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 48
[movies]Narcissists: Somatic vs. Cerebral - Sam Vaknin
The somatic narcissist flaunts his sexual conquests, parades his possessions, exhibits his muscles, brags about his physical aesthetics or sexual prowess or exploits, is often a health freak and a hypochondriac. The cerebral narcissist is a know-it-all, haughty and intelligent "computer". He uses his awesome intellect, or knowledge (real or pretended) to secure adoration, adulation and admiration. To him, his body and its maintenance are a burden and a distraction...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 55
[movies]Narcissist's Objects and Possessions - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist parades his objects, flaunts them, consumes them conspicuously, praises them vocally, draws attention to them compulsively, brags about them incessantly. When they fail to elicit Narcissistic Supply - admiration, adulation, marvel - the narcissist feels wounded, humiliated, deprived, discriminated against, the victim of a conspiracy, unloved. Objects often make the accumulator-narcissist...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 37
[movies]Depressive Narcissist - Sam Vaknin
Many scholars consider pathological narcissism to be a form of depressive illness. This is the position of the authoritative magazine "Psychology Today". The life of the typical narcissist is, indeed, punctuated with recurrent bouts of dysphoria (ubiquitous sadness and hopelessness), anhedonia (loss of the ability to feel pleasure), and clinical forms of depression (cyclothymic, dysthymic, or other)...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 62
[movies]Narcissist: Is He or Isn't He? - Sam Vaknin
Isn't your definition of malignant narcissism too wide? Having read it, I think that it fits my neighbours, friends, and family to a "t". Everyone seems to be a narcissist to me now! This is an understandable reaction. All of us have narcissistic TRAITS. Some of us even develop a narcissistic PERSONALITY, or a narcissistic STYLE. Moreover, narcissism is a SPECTRUM of behaviors - from the healthy to the utterly pathological (a condition known as the Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or NPD)...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 192
[movies]Spree Shooter's Psychology - Sam Vaknin
Most spree shooters are loners. They are either schizoid (with deficient interpersonal skills) or paranoid and even paranoid-schizophrenic (psychotic, delusional). Their dysfunction is all-pervasive: their family life, career, romantic relationships, professional and material accomplishments are all adversely affected by their mental mayhem. They feel excluded and shunned and are profoundly ashamed of and frustrated with their inadequacies and with their sadistic, self-destructive, suicidal, and...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 47
[texts]Victories Over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls: A Practitioner's Manual (Persian Edition) - Afkhami, Mahnaz; Vaziri, Haleh
Victories over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls is a practitioners' manual, comprised of 10 sessions which unfold in a progression—moving from violence at home or in the private sphere, to the community or public space, to the transnational and international arenas. Case studies in each session are drawn from actual events and feature stories set in societies as diverse as Haiti, Malaysia, Nepal and the United States...
Keywords: United Nations. Security Council. Resolution 1325; Violence against women; Domestic violence; Domestic employees; Psychological abuse; Rape; Rape in marriage; Female genital mutilation; Forced marriage; Child marriage; Arranged marriage; Honor killing; Sexual harassment in the workplace; Sexual harassment in public places; LGBTQ rights; Prostitution; Human trafficking; Women and war; Women and peace; Women (International law); Human rights advocacy; Patriarchy; Grassroots training
Downloads: 1
[movies]Narcissistic and Psychopathic Politicians and Leaders - Sam Vaknin
The narcissistic or psychopathic leader is the culmination and reification of his period, culture, and civilization. He is likely to rise to prominence in narcissistic societies. The leader's mental health pathologies resonate with the anomies of his society and culture ("psychopathological resonance".) The leader and the led form a self-enhancing and self-reinforcing feedback loop, a dyad of mirrored adoration and reflected love...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 49
[movies]Narcissism: Not Self-love! - Sam Vaknin
There are two differences between healthy self-love and pathological narcissism: (a) in the ability to tell reality from fantasy, and (b) in the ability to empathise and, indeed, to fully and maturely love others. As we said, the narcissist does not love himself. It is because he has very little True Self to love. Instead, a monstrous, malignant construct -- the False Self -- encroaches upon his True Self and devours it...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 75
[movies]Narcissism as Theatre: More on the False Self - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist is an actor in a monodrama, yet he is forced to remain behind the scenes. The scenes take centre stage, instead. The narcissist's True Self is introverted and dysfunctional. In healthy people, Ego functions are generated from the inside, from the Ego. In narcissists, the Ego is dormant, comatose. The narcissist needs the input of the outside world to perform the most basic Ego functions (e.g., "recognition" of the world, setting boundaries, differentiation, self-esteem and regulat...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 66
[movies]Women Narcissists - Sam Vaknin
In the manifestation of their narcissism, female and male narcissists, inevitably, do tend to differ. They emphasise different things. They transform different elements of their personalities and of their lives into the cornerstones of their disorder. Women concentrate on their body (many also suffer from eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa). They flaunt and exploit their physical charms, their sexuality, their socially and culturally determined "femininity"...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 255
[movies]Bad Therapy for Abuse Victims and Survivors - Sam Vaknin
Victims of abuse are saddled with emotional baggage which often provokes even in the most experienced therapists reactions of helplessness, rage, fear and guilt. Countertransference is common: therapists of both genders identify with the victim and resent her for making them feel impotent and inadequate (for instance, in their role as "social protectors"). Reportedly, to fend off anxiety and a sense of vulnerability ("it could have been me, sitting there!"), female therapists involuntarily blame...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 53
[movies]Embarrassing Narcissist - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist rarely admits to a weakness, ignorance, or deficiency. He filters out information to the contrary - a cognitive impairment with serious consequences. Narcissists are likely to unflinchingly make inflated and inane claims about their sexual prowess, wealth, connections, history, or achievements. All this is mighty embarrassing to the narcissist's nearest, dearest, colleagues, friends, neighbours, even on-lookers...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 53
[movies]Narcissist: Psychotic? - Sam Vaknin
When Narcissistic Supply is deficient, the narcissist de-compensates and acts out in a variety of ways. Narcissists often experience psychotic micro-episodes during therapy and when they suffer narcissistic injuries in a life crisis. But can the narcissist "go over the edge"? Do narcissists ever become psychotic? (From the book "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" by Sam Vaknin - Click on this link to purchase: http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/thebook.html)
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 92
[movies]Bipolar Disorder Misdiagnosed as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - Sam Vaknin
The manic phase of Bipolar I Disorder is often misdiagnosed as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Bipolar patients in the manic phase exhibit many of the signs and symptoms of pathological narcissism - hyperactivity, self-centeredness, lack of empathy, and control freakery. During this recurring chapter of the disease, the patient is euphoric, has grandiose fantasies, spins unrealistic schemes, and has frequent rage attacks (is irritable) if her or his wishes and plans are (inevitably) fru...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 108
[movies]Narcissist Hates Happy People - Sam Vaknin
"Holiday blues are a common occurrence even among the mentally sound. In me they provoke a particularly virulent strain of pathological envy. I am jealous at others for having a family, or for being able to celebrate lavishly, or for being in the right, festive mood. My cognitive dissonances crumble. I keep telling myself: "Look at those inferior imitations of humans, slaves of their animated corpses, wasting their time, pretending to be happy"...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Twitter Narcissism - Sam Vaknin
It has become fashionable to castigate Twitter - the microblogging service - as an expression of rampant narcissism. Yet, narcissists are verbose and they do not take kindly to limitations imposed on them by third parties. They feel entitled to special treatment and are rebellious. They are enamored with their own voice. Thus, rather than gratify the average narcissist and provide him or her with narcissistic supply (attention, adulation, affirmation), Twitter is actually liable to cause narciss...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissist as Adrenaline Junkie - Sam Vaknin
Narcissistic Supply is exciting. When it is available, the narcissist feels elated, omnipotent, omniscient, handsome, sexy, adventurous, invincible, and irresistible. When it is missing, the narcissist first enters a manic phase of trying to replenish his supply and, if he fails, the narcissist shrivels, withdraws and is reduced to a zombie-like state of numbness. Some people -- and all narcissists -- are addicted to excitement, to the adrenaline rush, to the danger inevitably and invariably inv...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Acquired Situational Narcissism - Sam Vaknin
Pathological narcissism can be induced in adulthood by celebrity, wealth, and fame. The "victims" - billionaire tycoons, movie stars, renowned authors, politicians, and other authority figures - develop grandiose fantasies, lose their erstwhile ability to empathize, react with rage to slights, both real and imagined and, in general, act like textbook narcissists. (From the book "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" by Sam Vaknin - Click on this link to purchase: http://www.narcissistic-abu...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[texts]Victories Over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls: A Practitioner's Manual (French Edition) - Afkhami, Mahnaz; Vaziri, Haleh
Victories over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls is a practitioners' manual, comprised of 10 sessions which unfold in a progression—moving from violence at home or in the private sphere, to the community or public space, to the transnational and international arenas. Case studies in each session are drawn from actual events and feature stories set in societies as diverse as Haiti, Malaysia, Nepal and the United States...
Keywords: United Nations. Security Council. Resolution 1325; Violence against women; Domestic violence; Domestic employees; Psychological abuse; Rape; Rape in marriage; Female genital mutilation; Forced marriage; Child marriage; Arranged marriage; Honor killing; Sexual harassment in the workplace; Sexual harassment in public places; LGBTQ rights; Prostitution; Human trafficking; Women and war; Women and peace; Women (International law); Human rights advocacy; Patriarchy; Grassroots training
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[movies]Narcissist Therapy Notes - Sam Vaknin
He is married but sexually inactive. Sex bores him and he regards it as a "low-level" activity practiced by "empty-headed" folk. He has better uses for his limited time. He is aware of his own mortality and conscious of his intellectual legacy. Hence his sense of entitlement. He never goes through established channels. Instead, he uses his connections to secure anything from medical care to car repair...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissism is Tiring and Energy-depleting - Sam Vaknin
Normally, one's energy is expended on the proper functioning of one's personality. The personality disordered devote any shred of vitality to the projection and maintenance of a False Self, whose sole purpose is to elicit attention, admiration, approval, acknowledgement, fear, or adulation from others. The Narcissistic Supply thus obtained helps these unfortunates to calibrate a wildly fluctuating self-esteem and, thus, fulfils critical ego functions...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Gullible Narcissist Victimized and Abused - Sam Vaknin
The irony is that narcissists, who consider themselves worldly, discerning, knowledgeable, shrewd, erudite, and astute - are actually more gullible than the average person. This is because they are fake. Their self is false, their life a confabulation, their reality test gone. They live in a fantasy land all their own in which they are the center of the universe, admired, feared, held in awe, and respected for their omnipotence and omniscience...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissist's Pathological Grandiosity - Sam Vaknin
Dump him and go about reconstructing your own life. Very few people deserve the kind of investment that is an absolute prerequisite to life with a narcissist. To cope with a narcissist is a full time, energy and emotion-draining job, which reduces people around him to insecure nervous wrecks. Who deserves such a sacrifice? No one, to my mind, not even the most brilliant, charming, breathtaking, suave narcissist...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissist's Family - Sam Vaknin
As siblings or progeny grow older, the narcissist begins to see their potential to be edifying, reliable and satisfactory Sources of Narcissistic Supply. His attitude, then, is completely transformed. The former threats have now become promising potentials. He cultivates those whom he trusts to be the most rewarding. He encourages them to idolise him, to adore him, to be awed by him, to admire his deeds and capabilities, to learn to blindly trust and obey him, in short to surrender to his charis...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissistic Personality Disorder Diagnostic Criteria (DSM) - Sam Vaknin
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR, 2000) defines Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as "an all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behaviour), need for admiration or adulation and lack of empathy, usually beginning by early adulthood and present in various contexts", such as family life and work. (From the book "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" by Sam Vaknin - Click on this link to purchase: http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/thebook.html)
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissist's Constant Midlife Crisis - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist keeps dreaming, hoping, planning, conspiring, scheming and fighting all his life. As far as he is concerned, reality, with its sobering feedback, does not exist. He occupies a world of his own where hope springs eternal. It is a universe of recurrent serendipity, inevitable fortuity, auspiciousness, lucky chances and coincidences, no downs and uplifting ups. It is an unpredictable, titillating, and exciting world...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissist: No Sense of Humor - Sam Vaknin
Some narcissists have a great sense of humor. In this, they are no different than healthier specimen of the human species. The narcissist, though, rarely engages in self-directed, self-deprecating humour. If he does, he expects to be contradicted, rebuked and rebuffed by his listeners ("Come on, you are actually quite handsome!"), or to be commended or admired for his courage or for his wit and intellectual acerbity ("I envy your ability to laugh at yourself!")...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissistic Supply: Narcissist's Drug - Sam Vaknin
The Primary Narcissistic Supply is attention, in both its public forms (fame, notoriety, infamy, celebrity) and its private, interpersonal, forms (adoration, adulation, applause, fear, repulsion). It is important to understand that attention of any kind -- positive or negative -- constitutes Primary Narcissistic Supply. Infamy is as sought after as fame, being notorious is as good as being renowned...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissist's Cult - Sam Vaknin
The narcissist is the guru at the centre of a cult. Like other gurus, he demands complete obedience from his flock: his spouse, his offspring, other family members, friends, and colleagues. He feels entitled to adulation and special treatment by his followers. He punishes the wayward and the straying lambs. He enforces discipline, adherence to his teachings, and common goals. The less accomplished he is in reality -- the more stringent his mastery and the more pervasive the brainwashing...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
Downloads: 150
[movies]Narcissist Has No Friends - Sam Vaknin
Narcissists can't empathise or love and, therefore, have no friends. The narcissist is one track minded. He is interested in securing Narcissistic Supply from Narcissistic Supply Sources. He is not interested in people as such. He is incapable of empathising, is a solipsist, and recognises only himself as human. To the narcissist, all others are three dimensional cartoons, tools and instruments in the tedious and Sisyphean task of generating and consuming Narcissistic Supply...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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[movies]Narcissist's Shame and Guilt - Sam Vaknin
The Grandiosity Gap is the difference between self-image - the way the narcissist perceives himself - and contravening cues from reality. The greater the conflict between grandiosity and reality, the bigger the gap and the greater the narcissist's feelings of shame and guilt. There are two varieties of shame: Narcissistic Shame -- which is the narcissist's experience of the Grandiosity Gap (and its affective correlate)...
Keywords: narcissism; personality; narcissistic; narcissistic personality disorder; NPD; psychopaths; antisocial; psychopathology; therapy; relationships; abuse; divorce; battering; spousal abuse; domestic violence; psychotherapy; personality disorders; cluster B; DSM IV; self; ego; object relations; psychodynamics; stalking; harassment; emotional abuse; verbal abuse; psychological abuse; sexual abuse; molestation; incest; deviance; perversions; schizoid; antisocial; borderline; psychology; psychiatry; pathology; inverted; compensatory; pedophilia; paraphilias; serial killers
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